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'''Bringing the Noisebridge community together to create a better space for all.'''
 
'''Bringing the Noisebridge community together to create a better space for all.'''
  
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For example:
 
For example:
  
* keeping the space clean and physically safe.
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* keeping the space clean and physically safe (see also [[House_Keeping]])
 
* resolving interpersonal conflicts before they become "drama".
 
* resolving interpersonal conflicts before they become "drama".
* maintaining commonly used facilities by delegating responsiblity (and making sure to award recognition!)
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* maintaining commonly used facilities by delegating responsiblity (and making sure to recognize accomplishment!)
 
* hosting social events that encourage greater connectedness, without putting extra pressure on the space.
 
* hosting social events that encourage greater connectedness, without putting extra pressure on the space.
  
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''.....need moar members''
 
''.....need moar members''
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=== Philosophy of Operation ===
 
=== Philosophy of Operation ===
  
As a "fractal" working group:
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We're going to try the [[FractalWorkingGroup]] strategy.
  
* the Community Working Group may spin off subgroups as needed or desired, groups which can expect no "control" from its parent group, but which should probably check in from time to time. The idea should always be to keep the community informally informed of all of the goings-on at Noisebridge.
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The types of things we should seek to convey to Noisebridge as a whole:
* the CWG may change its style of decision-making to whatever works for the group. Experimentation is encouraged. Full consensus should be considered the "default setting".
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* the CWG should use the lessons learned from its operation to make proposals and recommendations to the Noisebridge General Meeting.
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* how we brought together X and Y groups, despite $PROBLEMS
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* recommendations for action (e.g. "what to do about the kitchen") based on community input.
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* how we identified $HARASSMENT despite cover-ups, misdirection, etc.
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* new connections made between Noisebridge and the outside world (e.g. shelters and food co-ops).
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* reports on how well the physical space supports (or doesn't support) the community vis-a-vis the Noisebridge Mission Statement.
  
 
=== Philosophy of Conflict Resolution ===
 
=== Philosophy of Conflict Resolution ===
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We'd like to see people as individuals worthy of continued participation in Noisebridge, even when they make mistakes.  We believe that misunderstandings happen, and that no one is perfect.  We believe that the vast majority of people have good intentions and really just want to hack!
 
We'd like to see people as individuals worthy of continued participation in Noisebridge, even when they make mistakes.  We believe that misunderstandings happen, and that no one is perfect.  We believe that the vast majority of people have good intentions and really just want to hack!
  
We also believe that harassment is a serious problem and not to be taken lightly.  So while some disagreements may be treated as minor interpersonal misunderstandings, some should be referred out to another group specifically set up to handle harassment.  ([[User:flamsmark]] is working on this group)
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We also believe that harassment is a serious problem and not to be taken lightly.  So while some disagreements may be treated as minor interpersonal misunderstandings, some should be referred out to another group specifically set up to handle harassment.  See [[SafeSpaceWorkingGroup]]
  
 
Finally, we agree that certain behaviors -- particularly sleeping in the space and drug use -- can endanger our relationship with our landlord and jeopardize our lease.  We hope to be able to refer individuals to local hostels, clinics, and shelters to assist them, rather than having them use Noisebridge as a halfway house or having Noisebridge throw them out.
 
Finally, we agree that certain behaviors -- particularly sleeping in the space and drug use -- can endanger our relationship with our landlord and jeopardize our lease.  We hope to be able to refer individuals to local hostels, clinics, and shelters to assist them, rather than having them use Noisebridge as a halfway house or having Noisebridge throw them out.
 
  
 
=== Working Group Meetings ===
 
=== Working Group Meetings ===
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* making a New Member Packet containing info about processes, participation, etc, and probably stickers or something too
 
* making a New Member Packet containing info about processes, participation, etc, and probably stickers or something too
* refactoring the redshirts role and implementation
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* refactoring the [[redshirts]] role and implementation
 
* rainbow grocery's consensus and conflict mediation workshop
 
* rainbow grocery's consensus and conflict mediation workshop
* outreach/help/services for the disadvantaged/dwelling-impaired  (THIS IS IMPORTANT, sure we are not a homeless shelter but our structure and openness cause us to be a vector for this demographic.  i think it behooves us as an organization and as people to address this in an empathic and controlled manner.)
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* [[Starving_hackers|outreach/help/services]] for the disadvantaged/dwelling-impaired  (THIS IS IMPORTANT, sure we are not a homeless shelter but our structure and openness cause us to be a vector for this demographic.  i think it behooves us as an organization and as people to address this in an empathic and controlled manner.)
 
* ensuring clean/safe facilities (bathrooms, basically, but maybe kitchen -- depends on strength of the [[KitchenWorkingGroup]])
 
* ensuring clean/safe facilities (bathrooms, basically, but maybe kitchen -- depends on strength of the [[KitchenWorkingGroup]])
  
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* kitchen rebuild (content/process) -- [[KitchenWorkingGroup]] should attack this one.  
 
* kitchen rebuild (content/process) -- [[KitchenWorkingGroup]] should attack this one.  
 
* refactoring consensus process and decision negotiation (consensus is not a monolithic model, and its also complex and mutable, kinda like agile/scrum methodology.  participants in it should be informed and prepared.) http://web.mit.edu/publicdisputes/practice/cbh_ch1.html
 
* refactoring consensus process and decision negotiation (consensus is not a monolithic model, and its also complex and mutable, kinda like agile/scrum methodology.  participants in it should be informed and prepared.) http://web.mit.edu/publicdisputes/practice/cbh_ch1.html
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Bringing the Noisebridge community together to create a better space for all.

The goal of the Community Working Group is to solve problems as a group that we have historically failed to solve as individuals.

For example:

  • keeping the space clean and physically safe (see also House_Keeping)
  • resolving interpersonal conflicts before they become "drama".
  • maintaining commonly used facilities by delegating responsiblity (and making sure to recognize accomplishment!)
  • hosting social events that encourage greater connectedness, without putting extra pressure on the space.

Working Group Members[edit]

User:Daravinne

User:Nthmost

User:AdrianChadd

.....need moar members

RECRUITING! 2+ maintainer volunteers needed, please volunteer to become a maintainer. Edit

Philosophy of Operation[edit]

We're going to try the FractalWorkingGroup strategy.

The types of things we should seek to convey to Noisebridge as a whole:

  • how we brought together X and Y groups, despite $PROBLEMS
  • recommendations for action (e.g. "what to do about the kitchen") based on community input.
  • how we identified $HARASSMENT despite cover-ups, misdirection, etc.
  • new connections made between Noisebridge and the outside world (e.g. shelters and food co-ops).
  • reports on how well the physical space supports (or doesn't support) the community vis-a-vis the Noisebridge Mission Statement.

Philosophy of Conflict Resolution[edit]

We'd like to see people as individuals worthy of continued participation in Noisebridge, even when they make mistakes. We believe that misunderstandings happen, and that no one is perfect. We believe that the vast majority of people have good intentions and really just want to hack!

We also believe that harassment is a serious problem and not to be taken lightly. So while some disagreements may be treated as minor interpersonal misunderstandings, some should be referred out to another group specifically set up to handle harassment. See SafeSpaceWorkingGroup

Finally, we agree that certain behaviors -- particularly sleeping in the space and drug use -- can endanger our relationship with our landlord and jeopardize our lease. We hope to be able to refer individuals to local hostels, clinics, and shelters to assist them, rather than having them use Noisebridge as a halfway house or having Noisebridge throw them out.

Working Group Meetings[edit]

schedule goes here, also links to meeting notes


Possible CWG Projects[edit]

  • making a New Member Packet containing info about processes, participation, etc, and probably stickers or something too
  • refactoring the redshirts role and implementation
  • rainbow grocery's consensus and conflict mediation workshop
  • outreach/help/services for the disadvantaged/dwelling-impaired (THIS IS IMPORTANT, sure we are not a homeless shelter but our structure and openness cause us to be a vector for this demographic. i think it behooves us as an organization and as people to address this in an empathic and controlled manner.)
  • ensuring clean/safe facilities (bathrooms, basically, but maybe kitchen -- depends on strength of the KitchenWorkingGroup)

Possible CWG Scenarios[edit]

  • hosting a dialog between people who think the kitchen promotes the use of Noisebridge as a homeless shelter versus people who use the kitchen responsibly.
    • thinking about the kitchen existing at all: if we minimize the "dishes and pots" aspect of the kitchen, and set it up to facilitate hacking type stuff like molecular gastronomy, and add a dishwasher, it could get better.
  • addressing problematic behavior on the part of individuals and considering whether they should be referred to a separate mediation/harassment group.

Maybe (but maybe not):


NOT in the CWG's purview[edit]


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